Opponents have been using the hack-a-
In Monday's 102-93 win over the
The hack-a-Jordan strategy puts Clippers Coach
Further complicating that choice is Jordan's excellent play as of late. In Monday's win, he had 19 points, 12 rebounds and six blocked shots. He's leading the
In other words, Rivers wants him out there for as many minutes as possible.
Rivers said he vacillates in his decision-making on whether or not to keep Jordan on the court.
"I think every night it will be a decision," Rivers said. "I think he handles it well when you take him out. I've left him in at times too. It's just one of those game-to-game things. He works at it. He knows it's something people are going to use. And I know going into every game it's probably a decision I'm going to have to make."
When a reporter asked Jordan whether he prefers to play through the hack-a-thon or be taken out of the game, he initially joked in response.
"Honestly, it helps me get my scoring average up by making some," Jordan said. "No, but honestly, I don't really think about it. The guys give me so much confidence when I go to the line that I'm trying not to think about it as much. I honestly want to make them, but if I don't then we go down and get a stop. The score hasn't changed and we're still up by the same amount of points. It's Doc's decision, whatever it may be."